Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Another Green Day

Looks like I have a 2-day green theme going on.

Shelly's Broccoli & Swiss Bites

1 Yellow Onion, diced
3 Green Onions, diced
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 cup Broccoli, steamed, whizzed
1/2 cup Swiss, grated
5 eggs
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/2 teaspoon Greek Seasoning
a few twists of Black Pepper

Preheat oven to 350. Steam broccoli. Saute onions till golden. Add garlic cook 1 more minute. Set aside to cool. Whiz steamed broccoli in mini food processor till minced. When onions are cool mix all ingredients together. Spoon into lightly greased (Pam works great) mini muffin tins.

Bake for 30 minutes at 350. Makes 24.


My "Bites" (crustless quiches) make a great grab-n-go breakfast. I tossed a few in my bento box just the other day.

They are a great lunch or dinner with salads or soups. Bites and my Italian Bean Salad are one of my very favorite post weight loss surgery friendly meals.

Bites also make super yummy appetizers at parties. I rarely have a party that I don't make a batch of bites 'cause you can crank out a ton in no time at all and well... they are just so damn cute ;) This one is especially great if you have vegetarian friends coming to your get together.

I served the Broccoli & Swiss Bites for lunch yesterday with a bowl of "Green Soup." It was a perfect combination. Leeks, onions, and asparagus from Saturday's Farmer's Market haul. This meal screamed spring.

Shelly's Green Soup

1 Yellow Onion, diced
3 small Leeks, chopped (white and light green parts only)
3 cloves Garlic, minced
1 bunch Asparagus, bottoms trimmed, chopped
1/4 cup Pesto Sauce (I used homemade had tons of basil that needed using but storebought is great too)
2 cups Chicken Stock (could use Veggie Stock if you wanted to go all vegetarian)
2 cups Water
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper
Oil/Butter for sauteing

Saute onions and leeks till golden. Add garlic cook 1 minute more. Add asparagus and pesto.

Add all remaining ingredients and simmer covered for 30 minutes. Whiz with this groovy gadget till smooth or in batches in a blender.

Serve with a dollop of Sour Cream or Fage Greek Yogurt.

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Highlights of the Day:

* So I had a bad dream. In my dream I was sitting on the floor, surrounded by parts, crying. I was putting something together and was frustrated because nothing was fitting... Tab A, Slot B, I had a ton of extra pieces and the instructions were in another language. I know you are thinking, "OK Michelle, ummm where is the highlight in this???" Well I woke up and told my Mum about my hideous dream and I said, "that must have some deeper meaning" to which she said, "Yeah it does. Don't buy anything from IKEA."

* Thank you to the 2 recent donors to theworldaccordingtoeggface I joke it's for coffee (<--- I blog for coffee) but any donations actually go toward paying for the extra bandwidth needed so the food porn can keep coming. Many, many thanks.

* You can find everything on YouTube. One of my favorite children's books Arnold Lobel's "Mouse Soup" was turned into an animated story. Soooo cute. I used to teach and toward the end of the year I would read this book. I love what they did with it. If you have 1/2 hour and some kids in your life from about 4 - 8 years old or so. Check it out it's in three parts (Part 2 is my personal fav)

Listening to: "Look After You" The Fray

10 comments:

Beth said...

Very deep M. I won't read anything else into it. But, I bet you have!
*

I have been having terrifying dreams lately - after not dreaming at all for the longest time.

Cassie said...

Hi Shelly,
I am an RD at a weight-loss surgery center and I wanted to tell you I LOVE your blog - I send patients here all the time to get recipe ideas. Do you mind if your recipes are used in newsletters, etc?

Thanks again for sharing your experiences/gift!

Cassie

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hi Cassie,

Thanks so much for the compliment and shoutouts. Feel free to contact me at socalshell@aol.com to discuss. I would be happy to have some featured but just have a few requirements for use.

~Michelle

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Beth, What is up with that huh?! It's excess energy as a post-op I think?

~M

tuuurtle said...

Is there milk or cream in the soup? The pic looks like you're adding something like that, but I don't see it in the ingredients. Did I miss something?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

tuuurtle, Nope it gets that creamy texture/look with that super cool immersion blender. I started whizzing before the first pic. Neat huh. Lower in fat. A good thing.

~M

Laurie said...

What would be a good substitute for asparagus in the soup? I do not like this vegetable but the soup looks very good.

Thanks!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Celery or Zucchini, maybe. Let me know what you end up creating.

tuuurtle said...

I realized it when I looked at it again that that wasn't milk being poured in, it was the stick of your immersion blender. Doh!

Rhapsodic07 said...

Hi Shelly! My new mini muffin pans arrived, and I made your "Broccoli & Swiss" bites for supper. I poured some of the mixture into a single serve corning ware dish and baked that larger portion for my hubby. Poured on a little of Unjury's protein cheese sauce and BAM - he really liked it!! He also commented on how filling the quiche was, too. I enjoyed making it, and loved the flavor, especially with that touch of Greek seasoning you included. You ROCK!!!